MEDIA DAY: Wolfpack Players

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Several NC State players met with the media at the Wolfpack's 2014 Media Day to discuss the upcoming season.

BeeJay Anya

"No question... I'm more capable of getting up and down the court."

"I don't have to worry about being out of breath."

"It's a constant struggle... it makes you want to work out again."

"I want to get back to who I was before."

"It's definitely more eye candy... let's put it like that."

Caleb Martin

"Things have been going good... it was rough when I was out, watching people."

"I got back not too long ago. I've been doing pretty good."

"I've been playing pick-up... I'm starting to get in there and get more boards."

"I was 182 when I first got here and now I'm 200-205."

Trevor Lacey

"The guys have experience... I'm going to come in and provide leadership."

"I'm going to try and help with the small things."

"Just make sure we're all on the same page."

"T.J. was great and I don't think anyone can do what he did at this level, but I think we'll be well-balanced where it will be difficult for teams to guard all five guys."

Abdul-Malik Abu

"It's been a good year so far."

"Everything has been about adjusting to the college level."

"In the high school level I was a freak athlete and I just played hard. Here, it takes a lot of skill, positioning, and it takes a lot of strength."

Kyle Washington

"Grabbing rebounds on a consistent basis, blocking shots."

"If we go to the Final Four then we're in great shape. That's our goal, that's what we work toward everyday."

"I think everybody has impressed me the most... I've been really happy with BeeJay, he's been focused."

"His focus to get better and lighter and run within our offense has been great."

Desmond Lee

"BeeJay worked extremely hard this summer... he works out three times a day, running, doing extra stuff."

"You can tell the difference."

"I tell my friends back at home that Trevor is a pro. He just knows the game. His basketball IQ is crazy."

"I'm pretty sure they haven't seen the 205 Trevor Lacey."

Ralston Turner

"I think that we'll surprise some people again this year because we don't have T.J. and if we don't have T.J. some people will count us out."

"We have a lot of capable guys on this team. Anytime you have that balance it makes it easier on everyone."

"I thought we were clearly the underdog."

"We were just worried about surprising people."


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